Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 4

No. 1: Stanford (17-1, 8-0) Perhaps there is a crack in Stanford’s near-invincible armor. In their last game against Washington, the Cardinal played miserably in the first half, shooting a fraction above 30 percent. Although Stanford turned it around in the second half to blow out the Huskies, 65-47, the
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Conference Questions

What does the USC-Oregon State game mean for the rest of the conference? The Trojans have the third-toughest schedule in the nation this year. Despite falling to most of its superior competitors earlier in the season, programs such as No. 5 Notre Dame or No. 7 Texas A&M presented undoubtedly gave
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Senior forward Harper Kamp will look to carry a thin Cal squad down the stretch in search of a conference title.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 4

No. 1: Cal (16-5, 6-2) Cal couldn’t sweep its Washington road trip, but considering how thin the Bears are, that’s not much of a surprise. Mike Montgomery’s squad still looks like the best in the conference; it’s just not constructed for long road trips or the eventual Pac-12 tournament’s jam-packed
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Sophomore driver Ashley Young was second on the team in scoring with 41 goals for her true freshman season in 2011.

Cal looks to build off rough end to 2011

This may be the year for No. 2 Cal women’s water polo. In 2009, the Bears finished No. 5. In 2010, the team finished third and in 2011, second. Only time will tell where the Bears will finish in 2012, yet the squad has a legitimate shot at winning the program’s
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A young Cal rugby team will look to do its best to replicate a stellar 2011 season, which ultimately resulted in a 21-14 win over BYU for another national title.

Amid season of uncertainty, new Bears seek old results

Every season, the ultimate goal for Cal rugby is to win yet another national championship. And while that remains true for the 2012 season, how the Bears will go about doing so remains to be determined. A year after winning the USAR Premier division national championship over BYU, Cal announced
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A good, though not ideal, career move

I feel sad that some celebrities have death as their best career move. Michael Jackson’s life became centered on his music and career again, not the allegations he had faced not too long before. Heath Ledger had been widely loved but his career reputation rose to new heights once he
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Conference Questions

Is UCLA head coach Ben Howland on the hot seat? If not for a once-in-a-generation Florida team, Ben Howland could have led the Bruins to consecutive championships in 2006 and 2007. He took squads without big-time recruits, and taught them defense. The result: two Final Fours. But UCLA’s third consecutive
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Bears change pace with winning streak

What a difference three weeks can make. Three weeks ago, the Cal women’s basketball team lost to UCLA, 60-55, in a frantic-paced game that came down to the last minute. On Sunday against Washington State, in a tilt that played eerily similar to the aforementioned contest, the Bears this time
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